Surfboard Bags3 comments
Who would have thought that the board bag is actually a bag to put your board in? Still, if you want to keep your board in good order, then it's best to go out and purchase yourself one. If you're thinking of traveling for a surf and your board will be going on a plane, then stop reading this and get a board bag right now! What are you waiting for?
The type of board bag you get will depend on what you will be using it for. We'll look at what is best for day-to-day use, storage, and travel. If you take the time to get the right boardbag, your board will likely remain ding free while out of the water. There are three different types of surfboard bags: the standard bag, the sock, and the hard case. Each has its own place.
Standard Board Bag
Standard board bags can be split into two types: travel and day bags. Travel bags are obviously for the traveling surfer and offer a greater level of protection. Day bags are for general day-to-day use and home board storage. Board bags come in different shapes, fitting a wide variety of different surfboard shapes. Remember this when buying your bag.
Day bags have a lightweight waterproof or semi-waterproof covering, are closed at the nose end of the bag, and zip up at the tail end of the board. The most lightweight (and cheapest) bags typically don't have any additional padding for board protection. A slightly more protected board bag will have 5 mm high-density foam padding to cover the board.
- Used for individual boards
- Offers little protection
- Handy for day to day use
- Good for short-distance board transportation
Travel bags are constructed for the traveling surfer. They have more padding than day bags and as a result offers more protection. A decent travel bag should have at least a 10 mm high-density padding layer. This type of board bag is often constructed to fit more than one board. Some bags are built for up to four boards and are referred to as coffin bags.
- Capable of holding one or more boards
- Ample foam protection for extra ding resistance
- Useful for transporting a board or storing it long term
- Some have wheels to aid with transport
Things to Look For In Your New Board Bag
- Extra nose protection
- Padded carry strap
- Padding thickness
- Wax pocket
- Corrosion resistant zipper
Now let's have a look at the two other types of surfboard bags — surf socks and hard cases.
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on Dec 2, 2012
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